Acupuncture is a 3000-year-old practice that uses hair-thin needles to stimulate the body’s nerve centers, improving blood circulation and releasing pain-relieving hormones. It has been proven to work by thousands of scientific studies, including some by the National Institute of Health. Acupuncture is also recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association as an emerging part of mainstream veterinary medicine.
This virtually painless process relaxes muscle tissue and oxygenates the surrounding area, allowing the body to heal more rapidly.
Many disorders can be treated with acupuncture including:
- Neurologic and soft tissue pain
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Musculoskeletal systemic problems
- Skin conditions
- Respiratory distress
Acupuncture is one of the safest veterinary treatments available. It requires no pharmaceutical assistance, removing the possibility of overdose and adverse reaction and can be used in conjunction with most other traditional and alternative treatments.
Red Hills Veterinary Hospital offers pet acupuncture as part of an overall therapy program to reduce pain and inflammation and assist in rehabilitation.
To schedule a veterinary acupuncture consultation or appointment, call us at 307-462-0138